Police Shoot Man On Whitley Avenue In Hollywood [UPDATED]
A man was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot by a police officer in Hollywood this morning.
The shooting happened around 7:30 am this morning in the 1800 block of Whitley Avenue which is between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin Avenue, according to City News Service. LAPD responded to the scene initially when they got a call that an intruder armed with a knife was inside a ground-floor apartment, according to KTLA. (see updates below) Neighbors reported hearing four or five shots.
The Los Angeles Times reports the man was hospitalized, but it's not clear where he was shot or what his status was. No police officers were injured in the incident, but there were few other details.
UPDATE 10:30 am: Some of the initial reports from this incident were pretty far off the mark. Police are telling CNS now that the suspect was shot by police and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that the initial call reported a domestic violence incident. A woman in the apartment lobby directed police to the suspect, and the shooting happened a short time later. Firefighters pronounced the man dead at the scene. The man's identity has not yet been released. It's not clear—despite what earlier reports said—whether the man was armed.